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Time Out says

A superb Western film noir, with Mitchum pursued through near-epic landscapes of the mind by the indistinct demons of childhood trauma, and the narrative boldly structured around flashback insights which gradually provide both a key to his identity and the inexorable impetus for a violent catharsis. Walsh's intelligent handling of Oedipal themes here and in White Heat gives the definitive lie to his self-cultured image as merely an adventuresome Hollywood primitive, while the film proves that the late '40s noir sensibility spread way beyond the bounds of the urban crime thriller.
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Release Details

  • Duration:101 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Raoul Walsh
  • Screenwriter:Niven Busch
  • Cast:
    • Judith Anderson
    • Alan Hale
    • John Rodney
    • Robert Mitchum
    • Harry Carey Jr
    • Dean Jagger
    • Teresa Wright
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